West Coast Current Marine Weather Observations

Dial-A-Buoy U.S. West Coast

Dial-A-Buoy provides the mariner with an easy to use system to receive current weather information for the U.S. West Coast. The system is accessed through a toll free phone number allowing the mariner to gather up to date weather information any time and anywhere they can make a phone call.

The Station List

The tables below list the coast stations and buoys along the West Coast of the United States. We have broken it down by geographic area to assist in locating the stations of importance to you. We have also converted the mixed character and number station id’s to their numeric equivalent to aid in dialing in the correct number.


We have started in Washington and continued south to California and the Mexican Border.

While not every station has been included, the list is comprehensive enough to provide very good coverage. If any errors are noted or if you would like to see a particular station included that we have left out, please e-mail us with any corrections or recommendations.

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U.S. West Coast WX Reporting Buoys & Stations

Washington / Oregon

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Phone ID
South Brooks Buoy 46132 49°44’24" N 127°55’48" W 150 NM NW of Cape Flattery, WA Yes 46132
La Perouse Bank Buoy 46206 48°50’24" N 125°00’00" W 47 NM NW of Cape Flattery, WA Yes 46206
South Nomad Buoy 46036 48°21’00" N 133°56’24" W 369 NM West of Cape Flattery, WA Yes 46036
Neah Bay Buoy 46087 48°29’35" N 124°43’35" W 6 NM NNW of Cape Flattery, WA Yes 46087
Destruction Island DESW1 47°40’30" N 124°29’06" W Destruction Island Light, WA   33791
Cape Elizabeth Buoy 46041 47°21’10" N 124°43’50" W 45 NM NW of Aberdeen, WA Yes 46041
Gray’s Harbor Buoy 46211 46°51’30" N 124°14’38" W 5.5 NM West of Cohassett Beach, WA Yes 46211
Clatsop Spit Buoy 46243 46°12’58" N 124°07’42" W 5.0 NM West of Clatsop Spit, OR Yes 46243
Columbia River Bar Buoy 46029 46°089’36" N 124°29’06" W 20 NM W of the Columbia River Mouth Yes 46029
Astoria Canyon Buoy 46248 46°07’45" N 124°38’50" W 34 NM West of Astoria, OR Yes 46208
Tillamook Buoy 46089 45°55’29" N 125°46’17" W 85 NM WSW of Astoria. OR Yes 46089
Garibaldi TLBO3 45°33’16" N 123°55’08" W Tillamook Bay, OR   85263
Stonewall Bank Buoy 46050 44°40’39" N 124°30’53" W 20 NM West of Newport, OR Yes 46050
Umpqua Buoy 46229 43°46’10" N 124°32’50" W 17 NM WNW of Winchester Bay, OR Yes 46229
Port Orford Buoy 46015 42°45’52" N 124°49’57" W 15 NM West of Port Orford, OR Yes 46015
West Oregon Buoy 46002 42°36’42" N 130°32’12" W 275 NM West of Coos Bay, OR Yes 46002

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U.S. West Coast WX Reporting Buoys & Stations

California

Name Station ID Location Description Wave Heights Phone ID
St. Georges Buoy 46027 41°51’06" N 124°22’54" W 8 NM WNW of Crescent City, CA Yes 46027
Humboldt Bay Buoy 46244 40°53’46" N 124°21’25" W 10 NM NW of Eureka, CA Yes 46244
Southeast Papa Buoy 46006 40°46’57" N 137°23’51" W 600 NM West of Eureka, CA Yes 46006
Eel River Buoy 46022 40°43’12" N 124°31’52" W 17 NM SW of Eureka, CA Yes 46022
Cape Mendocino Buoy 46213 40°17’41" N 124°43’55" W 16.9 NM SW of Cape Mendocino, CA Yes 46213
Fort Bragg Buoy 46263 39°22’11" N 123°54’44" W 6.7 NM SW of Fort Bragg, CA Yes 46263
Point Arena Buyoy 46014 39°14’06" N 123°58’26" W 9 NM WSW of Little River, CA Yes 46014
Bodega Bay Buoy 46013 38°14’17" N 123°18’27" W 48.0 NM NW of San Francisco, CA Yes 46013
West California Buoy 46059 38°04’20" N 129°57’59" W 357 NM West of San Francisco, CA Yes 46059
Point Reyes Buoy 46214 37°57’00" N 123°28’18" W 21 NM West of Point Reyes, CA Yes 46214
San Francisco FTPC1 37°48’23" N 122°27’57" W San Francisco, CA   38721
San Francisco Bar Buoy 46237 37°47’11" N 122°38’03" W 7.7 NM WSW of Golden Gate Bridge, CA Yes 46237
San Francisco Buoy 46026 37°45’14" N 122°50’20" W 18 NM West of San Francisco, CA Yes 46026
Half Moon Bay 46012 37°21’20" N 122°52’51" W 22.5 NM WSW of Half Moon Bay, CA Yes 46012
Monterey Buoy 46042 36°47’05" N 122°23’54" W 27 NM WNW of Monterey, CA Yes 46042
West Monterey Bay Buoy 46114 36°43’22" N 122°21’03" W 23.2 NM WNW of Monterey, CA Yes 46114
Point Sur Buoy 46239 36°20’34" N 122°05’45" W 10 NM WNW of Point Sur, CA Yes 46239
Cape San Martin Buoy 46028 35°42’42" N 121°51’30" W 55 NM WNW of Morro Bay, CA Yes 46028
Diablo Canyon Buoy 46215 35°12’14" N 120°51’34" W 0.5 NM SW of Diablo Canyon, CA Yes 46215
Santa Maria Buoy 46011 34°57’22" N 121°01’07" W 21 NM NW of Point Arguello, CA Yes 46011
Santa Lucia Buoy 46259 34°43’54" N 121°39’51" W 51 NM WNW of Point Arguello, CA Yes 46259
Harvest 46218 34°27’16" N 120°46’59" W 15.9 NM West of Point Conception, CA Yes 46218
West Santa Barbara Buoy 46054 34°15’53" N 120°28’37" W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara Yes 46054
East Santa Barbara Buoy 46053 34°15’09" N 119°51’12" W 12.4 NM SW of Santa Barbara, CA Yes 46053
Anacapa Passage Buoy 46217 34°10’01" N 119°26’05" W 13 NM W of Oxnard, CA Yes 46217
South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 46069 33°40’28" N 120°12’42" W 16.4 NM SSW of Santa Rosa Island, CA Yes 46069
Santa Cruz Basin Buoy 46251 33°45’38" N 119°33’34" W 16.4 NM SSW of Santa Rosa Island, CA Yes 46251
Santa Monica Basin Buoy 46025 33°44’58" N 119°03’10" W 33 NM WSW of Santa Monica, CA Yes 46025
Santa Monica Bay Buoy 46221 33°51’19" N 118°38’04" W 12 NM SW of Santa Monica, CA Yes 46221
San Nicolas Buoy 46219 33°13’29" N 119°52’54" W 19 NM West of San Nicolas Island, CA Yes 46219
San Pedro Buoy 46222 33°37’04" N 118°19’00" W 6.9 NM SSW of San Pedro, CA Yes 46222
Dana Point Buoy 46223 33°27’30"N / 117°46’00"W 3 NM W of Dana Point Yes 46223
Point Loma Buoy 46232 32°31’47" N 117°25’17" W 12.1 NM SW of Point Loma, CA Yes 46232
San Clemente Basin Buoy 46086 32°29’27" N 118°02’05" W 27 NM SE of San Clemente Island, CA Yes 46086
Tanner Bank Buoy 46047 32°23’54" N 119°29’54" W 121 NM WSW of San Diego, CA Yes 46047

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